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Wat's Dyke: Sections south of Bryn y Bal

A Scheduled Monument in Argoed, Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

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Latitude: 53.1726 / 53°10'21"N

Longitude: -3.1104 / 3°6'37"W

OS Eastings: 325874

OS Northings: 364521

OS Grid: SJ258645

Mapcode National: GBR 71.40Y8

Mapcode Global: WH776.6J34

Entry Name: Wat's Dyke: Sections S of Bryn y Bal

Scheduled Date: 4 August 1959

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2214

Cadw Legacy ID: FL121

Schedule Class: Monument

Category: Earthwork (unclassified)

Period: Early Medieval

County: Flintshire (Sir y Fflint)

Community: Argoed

Built-Up Area: Buckley

Traditional County: Flintshire


The monument consists of the remains of a length of Wat’s Dyke, a presumed 8th century AD defensive bank and ditch.

The monument is of national importance for its potential to enhance our knowledge of early medieval defensive organisation and settlement. It retains significant archaeological potential, with a strong probability of the presence of associated archaeological features and deposits. A linear earthwork may be part of a larger cluster of monuments and their importance can further enhanced by their group value.

The scheduled area comprises the remains described and areas around them within which related evidence may be expected to survive.

Source: Cadw

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